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Alternate names: Rafalovka [Rus, Yid], Rafałówka [Pol], Rafalivka, Рафалівка [Ukr], רפלובקה [Hebrew]. 51°19' N, 25°59' E, 48 miles NE of Lutsk, 27 miles W of Sarny. Two nearby towns are named Rafalovka. Staraya Rafalovka = "Old Rafalowka". The larger is at 51°19'/25°59', the smaller at 51°22'/25°52'. 1900 Jewish population: 1,054. Shtetl information. Yizkor project. The Jewish settlement existed in the mid-1600s. The town was destroyed in WWII. Yizkor: Sefer zikaron le-'ayarot Rafalowka ha-yeshenah, Rafalowka he-hadashah, Olizarka, Zoludzk veha-sevivah (Tel Aviv, 1996).

[September 2010]

may be buried at Hamlet Suhovlya. (German)

Report

US Commission No. UA17300101
Alternate name: Rafalowka (Yiddish). The Rafalovka is located in Rovenskaya. The cemetery is located at Fruktovaya St., 8, NW. town is location at 51°19 25°29, 88 km from Rovno. Present town population is 1,000 - 5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town officials: Village Executive Council of 265960, Rafalovka, 1st May St., 12 [Phone: (071)53576]. Community Services firm 'Yulliya' - Prokopchuk Anatoliy Adamovich [Phone: (071)53393].
  • Regional: Bureau of Monument Protection. Oblast Local History Museum of Rovno, Dragomanova,19 [Phone: (03622)21833].
  • Jewish Community of Rovno, Shkolnaya, 39 [Phone: (03622)69993]. Others: State Rovenskaya Oblast Archive of Rovno, Moskovskaya St., 26a [Phone: (03622)33004]. State Volynskaya Oblast Archive of 263024, Lutsk, Veteranov St., 21 [Phone: (03322)57533].

The earliest known Jewish community was 19th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 565. Effecting Jewish Community was Khmelnitskiy's pogroms and World War I. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Karlin-Stiun Hasidic burial 1941. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds site. 21 to 100 stones, all in original location with 50% - 75% toppled or broken, date from 19th century. The cemetery has only common tombstones. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Rarely, organized individual tours and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized prior to World War II. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, pollution, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion and proposed nearby development.
Kirzhner Moisey of 263005, Lutsk, Grushevskogo prosp., 18,Apt. 38[Phone: (03322) 34775] visited site on 10/9/96. Interviewed was Samoydyuk Sofiya Petrovna, Tsipaylo L.M. of Rafalovka on 10/9/96. Kirzhner completed survey on 10/09/1996. Documentation: See Section 14 [sic]. Other documentation exists but was inaccessible.

STARAYA RAFALOVKA I:     US Commission No. UA17260101
Alternate name: Rafalowka (Yiddish.) Staraya Rafalovka is located in Rovenskaya at 51º22 25º22 or º27, 88 km from Rovno. The cemetery is located at SE, road to Suhoval. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.

  • Town officials: Staraya Rafalovka Village Executive Council, Vihrik Olga Nikolayevna [Phone: (071) 18636].
  • Regional: Bureau of Memorial Protection Oblast Local History Museum of Rovno, Dragomanova 19 [Phone: (03622) 21833].
  • Jewish Community of Rovno, Shkolnaya St. 39 [Phone: (03622) 69993]. State Oblast Archive of Rovno, Moskovskaya St. 26a [Phone: (03622) 33004].

The earliest known Jewish Community was 16-17th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 55. Effecting Jewish Community were Khmelnitskiy's pogroms and World War I. The unlandmarked Karlin-Stolin Hasidic cemetery was established in 18th century with last known Jewish burial 1907. The isolated suburban wooded flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A continuous fence with no gate surrounds the cemetery. No stones are visible. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing.) Properties adjacent are commercial or industrial and residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Rarely, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors stop. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and vandalism. Slight threat: vegetation, existing nearby and proposed development.
Kirzhner Moisey of 263005, Lutsk, Grushevskogo Prospect 18, Apt.38 [Phone: (03322) 34775] visited site and completed survey on 11/9/96. Interviewed were Chubysh V.D, Vyhrik E.N. of St. Rafailovka on 11/9/96. Documentation: See section 14 [sic].

STARAYA RAFALOVKA II:     US Commission No. UA17260102
The cemetery is located at NE, road to Suhovalya. The unlandmarked Jewish cemetery was established in 1901. The last known, Karlin-Stolin Hasidic burial was 1941. The isolated wooded hillside and crown of a hill has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the cemetery. 21 to 100 common tombstones, most in original location with 25%-50% toppled or broken, date from 19th to 20th century. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery and waste dumping. Properties adjacent are residential and forest. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Rarely, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized frequently in the last ten years. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Serious threat: uncontrolled access (Need fence and ceretaker) and vandalism (We can see fresh dig out grave.) Moderate threat: weather erosion and pollution. Slight threat: vegetation.
Kirzhner Moisey of 263005, Lutsk, Grushevskogo Prospect 18, Apt.38 [Phone: (03322) 34775] visited site and completed survey on 11/09/1996. Interviewed were Chubysh Boris Danilovich of Vishneva St. 85 on 11/9/96. Documentation: See section 14 [sic].

 

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